Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 150
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great room and helpful friendly staff
stayed two nights July while moving son across Sheffield to new flat, both nights all or one of us were dining really late but the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the meals were great. Room was a good size, nicely equipped and decorated - great bathroom. Good variety of drinks at the bar and reasonable prices for this class of hotel. Really good and varied breakfast buffet.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ITbagman You can almost feel the history
You drive past the concrete box hotels stacked high on the old station approach road, but then you see the proud Royal Victoria in front of you on the left. It was built as a station hotel in the mid 1800's when building wasn't done at the cheapest and nastiest level possible as it is nowadays. You park on what was Platform 1 of the old Great Central Railway Victoria station.
As you go in the hotel, if you think the reception area is impressive, ask to be shown the Grand Ball Room and the dining room. The ceilings are at least 30 feet tall, and have sculpted and finely painted decor. The landings are wide with impressive staircases sweeping up to them (there is of course a lift, but just try the stairways).
The restaurant area is delightful and you can almost feel the history of the generations of elegant travelers who have gone before. The ground floor boasts pictures of the hotel when a young future queen visited and pictures of magnificent old steam trains waiting at the platforms to whisk the travelers north or south to their destinations.
If you prefer the functionality of a new build concrete box hotel room then that's fine. But if you want to feel a part of history and marvel at the way things used to be, stay at the Royal Victoria. Perhaps you'll get a sense of times past as I did. I only wish I could have stayed longer....
August 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RooJoo Stayed 2 nights
We arrived in Sheffield in a major downpour and tried to find the HI with the postcode given on the website (S7 etc). We drove round and round the same roads and roundabouts several times, we could see the hotel but couldn't get to it. Finally in desperation I called the hotel and was given a different postcode beginning with S1. Holiday Inn how can we get to you with the wrong postcode? Anyway we finally arrived and were efficiently checked in, the room was large with a recently updated bathroom. We had dinner in the restaurant, served by very friendly staff, in fact we encountered very friendly staff during our entire stay. Both of the bars are need of a bit of refurbishment though. Overall we had a good stay in Sheffield and would stay again if we were in the area.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SwimmingOfficial An Amazing Hotel
Staying at Royal Victoria Holiday Inn in Sheffield is a privilege. It is a beautifully preserved Victorian hotel that is steeped in history, with guests including Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria and a string of royals etc. since. The common parts are magnificent. Our room was fabulous. The staff were not stuffy but very friendly and helpful at all times. The buffet breakfast was perfect. Can thoroughly recommend.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vocalis Old tired looking hotel
Old and tired looking Hotel, not like a 4*, more like a 2* or 3*
August 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robbie 1 excellent stay
We booked a 2 night stay whilst visiting the area.As a Holiday Inn member I received a good rate and an executive room which was very clean and comfortable. We had a very good dinner in the restaurant the first night. Staff were courteous and helpful and we would certainly stay here again if visiting Sheffield. My one criticism was finding the access road to the hotel. We do not have a sat nav, so some extra signage would come in handy for those who do not possess Sat Navs.
August 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Davy45 Avoid this hotel in summer
This hotel had no air conditioning merely one inadequate fan and a restricted window opening. we were given a second fan but the combined effect was inadequate. On complaining I was told the problem was the result of the building having a preservation order and so air conditioning could not be installed! The temperature of the room affected our whole experience. We chose this hotel for a special visit; we should have looked at other hotels in the area - there are plenty to choose from.
August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bizLF72 Ideal location but dated decor
This hotel is an ideal location for Sheffield city centre. The staff and service are excellent. I had an executive room but it was below the standard expected. The decor in the room is very dated, although I appreciate this is an old hotel they seem to have gone for a nursing home theme in their rooms !
The bedrooms would benefit from Air Conditioning as it was extremely hot.
Ask for a room facing away from the A61 as well as it can be noisy. The room I was in had a big gap at the top of the sash window which would not shut.
August 5, 2014